NEVER GOT YOUR DREAM JOB HUH?

NEVER GOT YOUR DREAM JOB HUH?

When I was in college, I thought to myself, with all of the compliments my professors are giving me, I am totally going to land my DREAM JOB. I was so confident. Why not? I was good at drawing and painting, I was  good  at writing songs and my father had a song on the radio at the time. Life was great.              Then I graduated....

I started sending my resume out like crazy. My first job was at an Italian Linens company in Manhattan. I quit after a year because they didn't give me benefits after I asked them. I then worked at a webdesign company. I quit after a year because of the same reason- NO BENEFITS.  And now I am working for a Media Company (with benefits). Been working for the TV Media industry as a sales assistant for over 5 years. 

All of the jobs I had, I got through someone I knew. None through any of the websites. But that is another story. The point of this blog is - how to cope with not ever getting your dream job.  

I always wanted to work at a record label. My sister and I have been writing songs since we were very young. I interned at a label while in college and all I did was get them coffee, lunch, cut some posters.... I was a go-fer.  I did not learn anything. So that was the end. 
I feel that I have an ear for music, coming from a musical family.
Do you have a gift? Do you have this gut feeling that you would be so good at this particular job, but it is so hard to get?
I always saw myself in a huge office with a window - a view of Manhattan.  My  job would be to listen to songs all day and make a  YES/NOpile.  Like someone in the A&R department. They work with artists, help them with a look, help with their portfolio, choose their songs for their album.
I am 29 years old. If I ever get a job at a label, I would have to start from the bottom. An assistant.  So the 8 years I have been working is lost.

You know what I do to not beat myself up about this?
1. Blame the ECONOMY 
2. Use my skills as a hobby instead
3. Never quit your current job until you get one that is better

There is no rule that I have to stop writing songs or stop loving music. My talent is mine. God gave me this for me to use.  Do I have to get rich off it? No.. It can be used as a hobby!
My dad has a basic studio in the basement - we create demos. If it is good enough - We put them on ITUNES.   I can be my own promoter.   Hey - you reading this is me promoting myself.  You want to hear some songs me and my sister wrote?

www.soundcloud.com/thevenutogirls

The first song is my little sister singing  (with me and my older sis Maria in the background)- the other ones are either of me, Maria or my dad ANGELO VENUTO.
I wrote a song on there that I played at my wedding for my husband and his mom to dance to.  "MAMA TU SEI"  - very proud of that one :)

Don't stop believing. If you can't get your dream job - use your skills as a hobby. Keep positive - dont get depressed over it.  Use it anyway - who is stopping you?

What is your dream job, what skills do you have and do you put it to use?
Do you use your skills as a hobby?

Check us out on ITUNES:
ANGELO VENUTO
THE VENUTOGIRLS

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